Education

CHRISTIAN ED WEEKLY UPDATE

Check your email for CHRISTIAN ED WEEKLY UPDATE! Karen Shannon is now publishing a special email newsletter weekly for the children, youth and family ministry. If you are not receiving the Weekly Updates go to the bottom of this web page and sign up!

Change vs. Transition: Leading Through Change

Workshop, Feb 9, noon-3 pm. Rev Dr Jaye Johnson, Des Moines, leading the workshop on “Change VS Transition” at FUMC. It is said that no one likes change, however it is not change they have a problem with rather it is getting used to the new way that causes struggles. In this session we will look at how personal leadership style impact how people deal with change, talk about the difference between change and transition, and look at some tools for leading through change. Everyone welcome.

Rev. Dr. Jaye Johnson is the Director of Congregational Excellence for the Iowa Annual Conference. He works with the bishop and district superintendents as a member of the cabinet and is responsible for preparing churches to multiply. He is playing a key role in the formation of circuits across the conference.

Younique study

Women’s Group studying YOUNIQUE book Tuesday evenings. Parents of Confirmands studying it on Sundays at 9 am. A third class using it on Wednesdays during Crazy 4 Christ. Everyone welcome. DVD and discussion.

Successful Halloween Dance

Over 100 teens and 10 chaperons made the Halloween Dance and Party a success at the Webb House. Many thanks to Jim and Karen North who support the teens of our county. Thank you to all the churches and groups who donate pop, make homemade cookies and send donations to support the Webb House.

New Bibles

Several 3-5th graders received their first Bibles from the Church on Back to Church Sunday.

Vacation Bible School

42 kids and 8 adults had a great time learning about Obedience at VBS/Day Camp this year. Thank you to all who helped and brought their children. Teen helpers were awesome! God calls us to be obedient to his teachings and rules. How can we do that? First we need to know what God’s rules…

Congratulations to Hannah

Congratulations to Hannah Curtis who was accepted into the 2019-2020 Simpson Youth Academy. Rev Eric Rucker, Simpson College Chaplain spoke at FUMC in September, 2018 inviting our students to apply. It is a spiritual growth and leadership training event that goes for a year. We are delighted for Hannah and proud of her accomplishments!

Youth Quake 2019

The annual Youth Quake in Des Moines had the theme “Diverge” in 2019. Youth and adults enjoyed the Christian music, speakers and fellowship over the weekend.

“While We Wait” Advent Study

Advent Study in Fireside Room in December. WHILE WE WAIT examines the questions that biblical characters and we share that come to mind during Advent. Everyone welcome to this 5 week study.